Essay on Nursing Research Article Critique

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The development of knowledge requires a number of processes in order to establish credible data to ensure the validity and appropriateness of how it can be used in the future. For the healthcare industry, this has provided the ability to create and form new types of interventions in order to give adequate care across a of number of fields within the system. Research then, has been an essential part in providing definitive data, either by disproving previous beliefs or confirming newly found data and methods. Moreover, research in itself contains its own process with a methodological approach. Of the notable methods, quantitative research is often used for its systemic approach (Polit & Beck, 2006). Thus, the use of the scientific method is…show more content…
In this study, they surveyed Ohio nurses in order to determine the connection between the amount of perceived stress and the prevalence or risk of developing and eating disorder. In the end of the study, the researchers conclude that with increase stress, there is a higher risk of having an eating disorder (King et al.).
Ideal Setting and How Writer Implements Study In reviewing this article, this writer was able critique the study and the suitability that it can possess if applied to actual practice. An important factor on whether a study can be considered valuable is if it is transferable in other situation, that is, a study's results should also be reflective if duplicated on other samples (Polit & Beck, 2006). Thus, the statistical power, internal and external validity are important to observe and note (Polit & Beck). If this writer were to carry out this study, it would have to be reflective of how the researcher performed it originality. The setting in which this writer would start the study would be similar to the original case, by also conducting it at a state level in order to gather a big enough sample to secure and address the statistical power of the results. The setting essentially is going to target the California state's nurses that are licensed through to the
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